Warranty & Repairs

SALEWA products are covered by a two-year warranty against material and manufacturing defects. This warranty protects legal rights, does not affect any other consumer right recognised by the law and may vary from one country to the next.

General terms and prerequisites of the warranty

If the item is defective, you have 2 years from the date of purchase to submit a warranty application. In order for the warranty to apply, the return must be accompanied by the original receipt of sale or by a valid proof of purchase. In most cases the return under warranty is processed within 30 calendar days.


If your SALEWA product is defective or damaged due to a production or manufacturing defect, SALEWA may decide to repair the product with production defects free of charge, replace the item if still available or issue a refund if the product is no longer available. Products that are damaged and not covered by the warranty may be repaired, if repairable, at a previously agreed price with shipping costs charged.



Normal wear and tear

All of our items are produced in compliance with our high standards. However, even a SALEWA product that has been stored with utmost care will start to show signs of aging and wear and tear after a certain amount of time. The SALEWA warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. We know that it is inevitable that accidents occur. In some cases, damages caused by normal wear and tear can be repaired. The SALEWA Warranty Department can repair the products to the best of it ability at a reasonable cost plus a nominal shipping cost.

Damage caused by improper use, negligence, not following the washing instructions, normal wear and tear and laceration of materials, and also natural wear and tear due to heavy use, are not covered by the SALEWA warranty. 


In compliance with the terms and conditions of our warranty, damage or defects such as rips, burns and holes caused by the user are not covered by the SALEWA warranty. 


Two different processes should be kept in mind in the event of:
- purchase from the salewa online shop (www.salewa.com)
- purchase from an authorised dealer 

Purchase from the salewa online shop (www.salewa.com)

If you believe that your product is defective, please follow the product return procedure.
Select “PRODUCT / RETURNS” under “Categories” on the Contact Form.
The return under warranty application does not necessarily imply that the product is to be repaired, replaced or refunded, but it defines the opening of a request for checking by SALEWA.
If after checking the Returns and Warranty Department does not find the item defective, any repair costs will be agreed in advance and it will be repaired only after you have confirmed.
If the item is found defective, SALEWA will repair it, replace it or, if the product is no longer available, credit you the value of the product. Make sure that the returned products are clean before making the return.

Purchase from an authorised dealer

The product can be returned to the store or SALEWA dealer where you made the purchase together with a valid receipt or any other proof of purchase.
The store staff will provide you with explanations on the applicable procedure and on the time frame.
If the purchase is made from a SALEWA dealer, you will also have the possibility to make the return directly on our website (www.salewa.com) by following these steps:
- go to the Help area;
- select the “PRODUCT / RETURNS” category from the “Contact Us” menu;
- fill in the form
- SALEWA Customer Service will contact you to get more information or, if the information is complete, will send it to the Returns and Warranty department. Customer Service will contact you to inform you of the warranty checking result and of the information necessary for going forward.


If the defect is ascertained, we will send you a code with which you can proceed with the free shipment.
If the product is not recognised as defective, but you wish to proceed with the repair in any case, the shipping costs are borne by the applicant.